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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781529106541
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

Making a Psychopath

My Journey into 7 Dangerous Minds




Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Villanelle.

The closest you can get to the most dangerous minds.

Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Killing Eve's Villanelle. Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most disturbing psychopath cases of recent times - this is his extraordinary journey with the people society would rather forget.

Danny 'the Borderline' killed his defenceless friend without explanation. Tony 'the Conman' once tried to dupe someone into buying the Eiffel Tower. Jason 'the Liar' had a fantasy life that led to vicious murders around Europe.

With its page-turning true crime storytelling and searing first-hand experience that will leave you reeling, this book opens up a window onto the unseen world of those who operate in a void of human emotion ... and asks how we will stop them.

'The psychiatrist who created Killing Eve's anti-heroine' The Telegraph'The psychopath, revised' Psychology Today

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781529106541
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Mark Freestone

Mark Freestone PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London. He has worked in prisons and forensic mental health services for over 15 years as a researcher and clinician, including in the High Secure Category A prison estate, which houses some of the UK’s most notorious and high-risk criminals. He has also worked at Rampton and Broadmoor Special Hospitals - institutions which have housed the likes of the Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe, Moors Murderer Ian Brady, Levi Bellfield and Charles Bronson - as part of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Programme. He is a consultant to BBC America’s Killing Eve, an editor of the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology and currently an advisor to NHS England on services for men and women with a diagnosis of severe personality disorder. He has published several academic articles on personality disorder, psychopathy and violence risk, but this is his first book.

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